HKEX Appoints Brian Lee as MD, Group Head of Technology Risk

Lee joins HKEX after 25 years with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has a new Managing Director, Group Head of Technology Risk, with the exchange operator recently announcing that Brian Lee has taken on the role.

As the Group Head of Technology Risk, Lee will report to the Group Risk Officer, John Killian, according to HKEX’s statement published on Monday. In his new role, Lee will work across the Group as part of the broader risk team.

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Lee’s focus will be on improving the exchange operator’s cybersecurity and technology resilience, as well as enhancing the company’s policies and guidelines and perform risk assessments across HKEX.

Furthermore, according to the statement, as the Group Head of Technology Risk, Lee will oversee the firm’s cybersecurity protection, as well as its management and governance framework.

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Commenting on the appointment, John Killian said in the statement: “We are very pleased to welcome Brian to HKEX to lead this critical function. He brings to the Group extensive industry experience and will provide strategic direction, functional leadership and in-depth technical and operational expertise on the best practices of information security management.”

Brian Lee Joins HKEX from HKMA

Lee joins HKEX from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) where he spent 25 years of his career. During his long tenure with the regulator, he worked in a number of senior roles in both Hong Kong and New York.

Most recently, Lee was the Division Head of the Banking Policy Department and previously served as the Division Head of Operational and Technology Risk. During the time with the regulator, he was also the Chief Representative of the New York Representative Office, and a Division Head of the Banking Supervision Department.

In addition to his employment experience, Lee has a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Computer Studies, which he received from the University of Hong Kong. He also holds a Masters of Sciences in Information Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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